Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor talked about his solo career, his personal life. Also, he reviews Stone Sour‘s influence on his life.
Corey Taylor, who is and was the lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour, talked about his old days and personal problems that led the famous musician to leave Stone Sour, which he said will always be there for him. Taylor also mentioned his longing for live shows again, which are kind of impossible to perform right now because of the pandemic.
In an interview with 95.5 KLOS, Slipknot’s vocalist Corey Taylor talked about his solo career, his personal life, and Stone Sour’s influence on his life:
As to Stone Sour’s plateau, Corey Taylor mentioned his personal problems and then-recent marriage.
“There was kind of a plateau with Stone Sour, creatively, that I needed to kind of step away from. For some reason, it didn’t feel the way that it felt in the past.
And also, I was still dealing with my own issues coming out of my last marriage, and dealing with the depression that had come with that, and the bile of the toxic relationship…
So going into Slipknot helped with that, it helped me release a lot of that, but then coming out of that, I knew that if I was going to be able to heal a little faster, I needed to do something that felt fresher.”
And that “something” was his solo career. Corey Taylor said he needed to do it. He also mentioned that his solo career was not to wrap up so soon.
“So the solo thing was definitely what I needed to do. And obviously, I’m going to stay doing solo stuff for a little longer.
But you never say never. Stone Sour has been a part of my life since I was 19 years old, it predates Slipknot by five years, and it was the first real band that I ever started.
So it will always be there for me, and hopefully, the other guys in the band feel that way. But for right now, I just need to be able to do this, and it’s just a part of me.”
Taylor on doing live shows again
In a different part of the show, Corey Taylor talked about his desire to do live shows again. He mentioned his past experience first, then going on with how he would feel if he performed now.
“I’ve played two kinds of shows inside of this – we did the live stream from The Forum, and then we did a charity show for about 12 people at a buddy of mine’s place in L.A. And even that was out of control! We were just so into it and even though it was intimate, we were just hearing people react in that live setting. So jacked and crazy – we’re on a stage the size of my thumb, and just loving it! We didn’t care.”
After mentioning his experience, Corey Taylor started to talk about how he would feel if everything was back in order and he performed:
“So I’ve been thinking a lot about what it’s going to feel like to step out in front of a massive audience again, or just a real audience again where that collision of energy and noise kind of creates something beautiful that’s never been done before.
And I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to feel. There’s a part of me that knows that I may just pull my own head off and kick it into the audience. I don’t know!”